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Obama Establishes National Strategic Computing Initiative

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Today President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) to ensure the United States continues leading high performance computing over the coming decades.

HPC Market Update from IDC

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In this video from ISC 2015, Earl Joseph and Bob Sorensen from IDC provide an HPC Market Update. Additional topics include: the HPC Market in Europe, the upcoming HPC User Forum, and an HPDA Update: Where Big Data Meets HPC.

Smaller Companies Shun HPC in Europe

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In the ISC opening keynote, the conference was told that Europe is failing to persuade enough small and medium companies to take advantage of high performance computing and engineering simulation, even though HPC and CAE are essential tools in modern industry.

HPC Gets Boost in Milwaukee with $750,000 WEDC Grant

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In case you didn’t know, insideHPC President Rich Brueckner has his roots in Wisconsin, and it was great to see this news today that the Milwaukee Institute has received $750K grant to greatly expand its HPC offerings for use by area tech enterprises.

Fujitsu Launches HPC Gateway Web Software

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Today Fujitsu announced plans to make HPC more accessible to a wider customer base with the FUJITSU Software HPC Gateway. The company said it wants to simplify High Performance Computing with this new approach to web-enabling access to HPC clusters and servers.

Transtec Powers Remote Visualization at ISC 2015

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In this video from ISC 2015, Oliver Tennert from Transtec describes how the company’s Remote Visualization solutions are empowering customers with flexibility for their computing workloads. “We have a lot of customers from the scientific as well as financial or telecommunications areas, where analyzing huge amounts of data in the shortest period of time possible is a critical factor of success.”

Altair Moves forward with PBS Pro 13 at ISC 2015

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In this video from ISC 2015, Bill Nitzberg from Altair describes why PBS Professional 13.0 is the biggest release yet for the company. “The industry needs to accomplish a lot in the coming years to deliver a working, useful exascale machine. PBS Pro is only one piece of the puzzle… but it’s an important piece. Job scheduling and workload management are core capabilities – a “must have” for every HPC system – ensuring HPC goals are met by enforcing site-specific use policies, enabling users to focus on science and engineering rather than IT, and optimizing utilization (of hardware, licenses, and power) to minimize waste.”

Video: Highlights of Day 3 at ISC 2015

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In this video, attendees discuss highlights from Day 3 of the ISC 2015 conference, including the conference’s industry track, exhibit floor, and vendor parties. The program includes short interviews with Ed Seidel from NCSA, Sverre Jarp from CERN, Horst Simon from LBNL, Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee, and Jürgen Kohler from Daimler AG.

Altair Announces HPC Cloud Challenge

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Today Altair announced a new High-Performance Computing Cloud Challenge utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Intel technologies to demonstrate the benefits of leveraging the cloud for large-scale design exploration in the area of computer-aided engineering (CAE).

NICE Releases EnginFrame 2015

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Today Nice Software in Italy announced the release of EnginFrame 2015, the most powerful and easy-to-use web-based front end for accessing technical and scientific applications in the cloud.